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Our Christmas tree-toppers top them all!

Posted on 10/21/2014 by Jean Sexton

When George Vanderbilt’s grandson inherited Biltmore House in 1960, the immense home had been open to the public for three decades. Each year, Biltmore House was closed December–March...

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A very special birthday gift

Posted on 10/17/2014

Turning 21 is a milestone today--and it certainly was a significant birthday for George Vanderbilt thanks to a remarkable gift he received in November 1883 when he reached that age: a chess set...

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Welcoming Edith Vanderbilt to her new home

Posted on 10/13/2014 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

Edith Dresser Vanderbilt was just 25 years old when she arrived at Biltmore on October 1, 1898 following her marriage to George Vanderbilt. The couple, who wed in Paris, enjoyed a three-month...

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Serve up a sensational harvest centerpiece

Posted on 09/30/2014 by Holly Clark

From the glorious colors of changing leaves to the fun of the county fair, fall is a wonderful time for celebrating the simple joys of life. Bring the lighter side of the season to your table or...

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More than souvenirs: George Vanderbilt’s 1892 trip to Japan

Posted on 09/15/2014 by Judy Ross Comments(2)

Like most of us, George Vanderbilt purchased souvenirs to remind him of the places he visited. Unlike us, he had a 250-room home under construction with plenty of space for accessories! It’...

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